Gallium nanoparticles and better chips

Apart from a dissolving teaspoon, the element gallium might hold the key to making more powerful processors for computers...
06 January 2015

Interview with 

Nicola Gaston, Victoria University of Wellington


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Gallium teaspoonNicola Gaston is a materials scientist at Victoria University of Wellington. Talking to Chris Smith and Simon Morton, she explains how she works on nanoparticles - in other words the science of the very small. Nicola's looking for ways to make superior computer processors, but she's also engineered a dissolving teaspoon using her favourite element, gallium...


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